GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
Octave is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
- January 28, 2013
- OctConf 2013 will take place in Milano, Italy during June 24-26, 2013. All Octave users, developers, and enthusiasts are welcome to attend!
- August 1, 2012
- ESA approved two students to work for Octave under the SOCIS mentorship programme! Congratulations to Wendy Liu and Andrius Sutas who will be working on finishing the Agora website and low-level I/O respectively.
- July 18, 2012
- Octave has been accepted into SOCIS. We’re now hiring for one position!
- July 16, 2012
- OctConf 2012 is currently underway.
- June 8, 2012
- Planet Octave is up, which is a collection of blogs related to Octave. At the moment, it’s principally dedicated to the blogs from students working under Google Summer of Code.
- May 31, 2012
- Version 3.6.2 has been released and is now available for download. Octave 3.6.2 is a minor bug-fixing release. See the NEWS file for a list of user-visible changes since 3.4.
For older news, see the news archive.